• Tabitha Karanja highlighted that 250 jobs are at risk due to the closure of the Naivasha factory. 

Residents protest closure of Keroche
Residents protest closure of Keroche
Image: Ben Ndonga

A number of residents in Nakuru County have held protests today over the closure of Keroche Breweries factory in Naivasha. 

The protesters are asking the government to intervene on the standoff between KRA and Keroche Breweries, whose factory has been closed over Sh 322 Million tax arrears. 

"The company stopped producing beer and a number of employees have lost their jobs. Many families will be affected...I beseech President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene because the owner is a local investor in Kenya," said a protester. 

Yesterday, Keroche CEO Tabitha Karanja highlighted that 250 jobs are at risk due to the closure of the Naivasha factory. 

She added that there is also a risk of losing 2 Million Litres of beer that is under fermentation in the tanks and is worth Kshs.512 Million.

Tabitha also pleaded with Uhuru to intervene, blaming the Coronavirus pandemic and political heat in the country for causing the disruption in their business.

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